Chinese Yutu-2 Rover to Study Mysterious Cube-Shaped Object on Moon, Report Says
Ah. We have an update from Yutu-2 on the lunar far side, including an image of a cubic shape on the northern horizon ~80m away from the rover in Von Kármán crater. Referred to as "神秘小屋" ("mystery house"), the next 2-3 lunar days will be spent getting closer to check it out. pic.twitter.com/LWPZoWN05I— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
So yeah, it's not an obelisk or aliens, but certainly something to check out, and hard to discern much from the image. But large boulders (right) are sometimes excavated by impacts, as seen by the Chang'e-3 mission, which launched 8 years ago on Dec 1. [CNSA/CLEP] pic.twitter.com/ifOIFr4oQI— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) December 3, 2021
The Yutu-2 rover and Chang'e-4 lander are now into their 37th lunar day of activities. They have already measured the chemical composition of lunar rocks and soils, carried out low-frequency radio astronomical observations using a radio telescope, as well as studied cosmic rays. In addition, the space exploration vehicles will study the evolution of coronal mass ejections between the Sun and the Earth.